Amazing antique color engraving entitled "The Country Blacksmith" after an original painting by Joseph William Mallord Turner (1775-1851). Its full title is A Country Blacksmith Disputing upon the Price of Iron, and the Price Charged to the Butcher for Shoeing his Poney. The original oil on wood painting was exhibited in the Royal Academy in 1807 and is now part of the Tate Museum's collection.
Inscriptions read as follows: J. M. W. Turner R. A. Pinxt. A Country Blacksmith. C.W. Sharpe Sculpt. D. Appleton & Co. New York
This is an example of Turner's early work, quite different from his later and better known paintings where the emphasis was more on capturing the effects of light rather than naturalistic detail.
Comes matted and framed ready to display. In good used condition with toning and imperfections mostly concealed by mat. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Frame: 19 1/8" by 16.5" by 1"; Image: 10 1/8" by 7 1/8"; Sheet: 15" by 11";